Upcoming Events Calendar

Monday, October 19, 2015

October and November

Audio Letters For Loved Ones In Prison

Later this month, NPR’s Latino USA revisits the topic of prison life for an upcoming radio show, and we are asking for your help. Do you know someone who is incarcerated? Do you write to that person? If so, send us a short voice memo of an audio letter that you would write to your loved one in prison and we will broadcast it on air during an upcoming show on prisons — or post it on our website.

You can tell them you love them, you miss them, or just what happened during the week. Make sure to include a greeting and a goodbye. You can e-mail it to us or call 707-625-0363 and leave a short voicemail.


October 21 and 28; November 4

Restorative Justice As A Tool For Transformative Change: Exploring Pathways To Dignity And Healing Continuing Education Course

This intensive introduction to restorative justice will blend examples from theory and practice to help participants develop an in-depth understanding of its origins, principles, and application. The course will also include an exploration of the role of and impact on survivors of crime with a particular emphasis on trauma and power. In addition, participants will study accountability for those responsible for crime through a restorative justice lens. These sessions will culminate in an examination of the potential and limitations of restorative justice to address mass incarceration and structural racism. Participants will engage in critical dialogue about these processes in the contexts of history, power, and social change. Throughout the course and in the final week in particular, participants will be given an opportunity to understand and practice some of the core mechanics of restorative justice by focusing on the method of peacemaking circles.

Wednesdays: October 21 and 28; November 4
6:30-8 PM
Silberman School of Social Work Hunter College/CUNY
2180 Third Ave.

Click here for more information and to register.


October 24

Citizens Against Recidivism, Inc. 9th Annual Awards Program

Acknowledging the work of our 2015 Honorees, including:

— Yolanda Morales / Vivian Denise Nixon Award for Leadership in Education
— Khalil Cumberbatch / Julio Medina Freedom Fighter Award
— Victor Pate / Glenn Martin Advocate of the Year Award

and others …

Sat., Oct. 24
The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial, Educational, and Cultural Center
3940 Broadway

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October 29



— Game Changer Award. Special guest speaker Bryan Stevenson, an author of the New York Times best-selling book, “Just Mercy,” and the founder and executive director  of the Equal Justice Initiative.

— Special Recognition. Khalil Cumberbatch, policy associate at the Legal Action Center and former Fortune client.

— David Rothenberg Achievement Award. Francis Greenburger, founder and president of The Greenburger Center for Social and Criminal Justice.

Thurs., Oct. 29
6-9 PM
The Prince George Ballroom
15 East 27th Street

For more information, click here or e-mail kpulkkinen@fortunesociety.org or call 347-510-3607.

Click here to purchase tickets online.


October 29

Citizens’ Committee For Children Of New York 2015 Celebration Breakfast

Please join us for our 2015 Celebration Breakfast. Your support will help us improve the lives of the nearly 2 million children living in New York City, one-third of whom live in poverty.

Keynote Speaker: Bryan Stevenson
Eleanor Roosevelt Award: Anne E. Delaney
Vanguard Award: Robert Reffkin
Samuel P. Peabody Award: Ismael Nazario
Co-Chairs: Marilyn Lubell, Mahsa Pelosky, Helen Rothlein & James White, Nancy Solomon, Heidi Stamas

Thurs., Oct. 29
7:30 AM-9:15 AM
583 Park Avenue at 63rd Street

Click here for more information. Click here to buy tickets.


December 7

Just Change

Communities and individuals who have been directly impacted by mass incarceration have the most knowledge when it comes to reforming the criminal justice system. Their experiences and stories can become the bedrock of public policy that can end the era of mass incarceration.The Northeast regional convening is an opportunity for formerly incarcerated thought leaders to come together and speak to and create strategies with officals from the Federal Government. Together we will create solutions to repair communities harmed by years of tough on crime public policy.

Mon., Dec. 7
9 AM-5 PM
The Interchurch Center
475 Riverside Dr.

Click here to RSVP. Tickets are free.


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